The Amnesty Commission, a statutory body set up by the government to give a blanket amnesty to surrendering rebels, has asked the World Bank to finance the demobilization, reinsertion and return assistance for more than 22,000 ex-combatants.
Moses Draku, Amnesty Commission's spokesperson, says the commission has applied for funding through the Multi-Country Demobilization and Resettlement Program of the World Bank.
The program which started in January 2005 is intended to provide broader support to the Amnesty commission in its peace and reconciliation work, and to help former rebels to return to civilian life.
To date, 8,953 ex-combatants have received their resettlement packages, under MDRP support.
Draku says the commission is concerned that the re-integration process has slowed down because some of the ex-combatants fear to go back to their communities.
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Draku says the commission will also encourage the ex-combatants to participate in the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund, to help them re-settle.
The Amnesty Commission has since 2001, resettled more than 18,000 ex-combatants.